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Quilt Sampler

Fall/Winter 2018

Go on a virtual shop hop through the pages of Quilt Sampler™. In each issue, you'll get a peek inside 10 top quilt shops and instructions for 10 exclusive quilt projects, one from every shop.

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Meredith Corporation
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from the editor

Shop local! Since its inception in 1995, supporting and celebrating local quilt shop owners has been the driving force behind Quilt Sampler magazine. This issue reinforces that purpose. Our team scoured the nominations, selected 10 shops to feature, and then visited each shop. And as I discovered more about the owners and employees, I was reminded that they, in turn, enrich their communities through education, inspiration, and charitable efforts.And don’t forget about the projects! A magazine-exclusive project that represents each shop’s style follows the profile pages, and each shop offers a kit of fabrics for the project.So whether you’re shopping local by visiting in person or ordering the kits offered by the featured shops, I encourage you to strengthen your community and support independently owned quilt shops.PS: Look for this…

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keep in touch!

Get plenty of fall inspiration, including instructions for two vintage projects, in the October 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting (on sale now). Buy it at local quilt shops, on newsstands, or at AllPeopleQuilt.com/shop.Find us online:AllPeopleQuilt.comsearch: AllPeopleQuiltSubscription help:AllPeopleQuilt.com/myaccountapqcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com800/677-4876Retailers:To order American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilt Sampler, Quilts and More™, and other quilting magazines, email apq2@meredith.com or call 866/378-1064.Note to readers:It is permissible to make and publicly display a single finished product of any project in this issue, including for purposes of competitive winnings up to $1,000, so long as visible credit is given to the designer and Quilt Sampler magazine. ■…

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our promise

Prior to publication we cut, sew, and assemble blocks for every quilt to verify the accuracy of our patterns and instructions. Then an experienced team of editors reviews the materials lists, how-to directions, and illustrations to make sure the information we provide you is clear, concise, and complete.The Staff of Quilt Sampler ■…

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peddler’s way quilt co.

location: Washington, Illinoisestablished: 2003size: 6,000 square feetStunning samples, including those showcasing the designs of Judy Niemeyer, are mainstays on the second floor of the shop.In the town of Washington, Illinois, about 10 miles east of Peoria, park benches, globe streetlights, and a misty water fountain give the downtown a nostalgic look. Beyond the corner Denhart Bank building, which anchors a row of shops, Peddler’s Way Quilt Co. continues the look with a vintage sign calling out the shop’s “quilt supplies” and “fabrics & novelties.”While visitors visit Washington for the small-town charm, many are wowed by the spacious shop created by owners Linda Calvert, Debbie Myers, and Gail Warning. They converted raw attic space into a usable second story to turn a one-story shop into a 6,000-square-foot pseudo barn that includes…

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simply dashing

Finished quilt: 58½×72"Finished block: 13½" squareMATERIALSYardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.□ 25⁄8 yards mottled cream (blocks)□ 3⁄4 yard mottled red (blocks)□ 3 yards mottled green (blocks, border, binding)□ 33⁄4 yards backing fabric□ 67×80" battingFabrics are from the Toscana collection from Northcott (northcott.com).CUT FABRICSCut pieces in the following order.From mottled cream, cut:• 20—5" squares• 80—2¾×5" rectangles• 240—2" squares• 160—2" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 320 small triangles totalFrom mottled red, cut:• 240—2" squaresFrom mottled green, cut:• 14—2½×42" strips for border and binding• 40—5⅜" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 80 large triangles total• 80—2¾×5" rectanglesASSEMBLE BLOCKSMeasurements include ¼" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press…

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fish hope

36”x49” quilt, designed by Hoodie Crescent. Free pattern available!Hoodie’s signature style comes alive in this understated collection. Hand-sketched fish swim with bubbles and lines on textured backgrounds, and you’ll also find plenty of movement in the coordinates: both schools of fish and a pebble sketch print. The palette has a retro feel to it that quilters will love.To view the full “Fish Hope collection, or to download the free quilt pattern, please visit our website, www.pbsfabrics.com. As always, Paintbrush studio fabrics can be found at local independent quilt shops and online retailers. ■…